RHAPSODY of the SEAS
Registered Owner: Rhapsody of the Seas inc. - USA - Beneficial owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. USA - Operator: Royal Caribbean Cruises
Entered service: 1997 – Refit: 2012 - Gross tonnage: 78.491 - Pass. lower beds: 1998 - All berths: 2417 - Passenger decks: 11 -Length: 278,94 m. - Beam: 32,20 m. - Drive diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make Wärtsilä type M3HPD300 - Total installed power: 52.800 kW. - Propulsion: by 2 electric motors power each 25.200 kW. - Service speed 21 knots - Built:Chantiers de l'Atlantique-France - Yard no. E31 - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: DNV.
Sisterships: Rhapsody of the Seas is one of the 6 more or less identical ships of the Vision-class. Fully sistership is the Vision of the Seas
|The first 2 are: Legend-(now
Tui Discovery-2) and
the Seas (Tui Discovery) Characteristic Funnel with
Viking Crown Lounge
on midship located.
The second two: Enchantment- and Grandeur- of the Seas. Length plus 15 m. Funnel on aftship and Viking Crown Lounge freestanding on midship.
The third two: Rhapsody- and Vision of the Seas. Identical lay-out as the second two.
However the Enchantment of the Seas is stretched by 22,2 m.in 2005.
|March 2 - 2012
Rhapsody of the Seas entered
Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore and has begun a month-long, $54 million
drydock where she will undergo a major revitalization and emerge with an
array of new amenities.
April 2 - 2012 After a month-long $54m dry dock, the 1997-built Rhapsody of the Seas has emerged from Singapore’s Sembawang Shipyard as what Royal Caribbean International described as a virtually new ship.
|Sept.18-2016 RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS was caught by storm off Greek and suffered slight damages of the public areas. The ship was enroute from Corfu to Santorini, but west off Peloponnese peninsula was caught by bad weather, heavy rains and strong winds. The vessel entered into an area of low pressure storm, which caused strong winds and increased list. Some public areas suffered slight damages, including twelve of the large Panorama windows in the Viking Crown Lounge on Deck 11 and also glass surface of the pool deck. Fortunately there were no injured passengers, as all were requested to stay in their rooms until weather improves.|
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 32.23|
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